Pupils at Alleyn's have been marking World Mental Health Day this Thursday 10 October with a range of activities taking place across the School.
Our focus as a school has been on pro-active measures that can be taken to protect our mental health, and this has been a key theme during this week's assemblies.
On Thursday morning, Lower School pupils participated in a themed workshop during form time, whilst Year 9 heard a talk on body image given by The RAP Project. There was a fundraising bake sale at break, and all pupils were able to access drop-in meditation and yoga sessions during lunchtime.
The School's charity committee, which partners with mental health charity Mind, encouraged pupils to show their support for the cause by wearing a hat to school today, with committee members also collecting optional donations for the charity.
World Mental Health Day is an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health. The Day was first celebrated in October 1992, and is now recognised by the United Nations, WHO, country leaders and numerous international organisations.